Originally posted by roadtoad
Well, it got sillier. Here's Obama implying that you're not eligible for POTUS until someone can prove you were in your mother's womb for nine
Having read your post and the
you provided, I seriously hope you are trolling, because to take that article and its premise seriously one has to be
delusional, and not in the casual sense that I’ve used the term, but the actual psychiatric condition.
The article presents the proposition that Obama “has crafted a completely heretofore unknown POTUS requirement which states that not all of those
who are ‘native born’ in the USA are eligible.
” The author states that “[a]ccording to Obama, one is not ‘born’ a US citizen
unless one has been in their mother’s womb for nine months.
How does the author of the article reach this conclusion? He cites a statement by then-state Senator Obama, during a Senate discussion about an
abortion bill, in response to another Senator that proposed to treat an unborn baby as “a citizen of the United States and afforded all the
rights and protections it deserves under the Constitution of the United States.
Obama responds by cautioning doing this by saying “whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection
clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of
protections that would be provided to a — a child, a nine-month-old — child that was delivered to term.
Typical of birthers, the author grabs the “a nine-month old child” statement by Obama, the average gestation time of a human, completely ignores
the context and meaning of the broader statement, and makes the outrageous claim that Obama means that only a child that was “born after nine
months in the womb
” is a US citizen.
Even if one, for a moment, suspends all critical thinking and indulges this absurd proposition, if Obama seriously believed a person must have spent 9
months in the womb to be a US citizen, why would the opinion and statement of then-state Senator Barack Obama be of any relevance to whether Obama
himself is a natural born citizen or not? His opinion doesn’t change the law, nor his status
, even if he seriously believed this absurd
The Constitution of the United States says those who are entitled to citizenship are those “born in the United States
.” An unborn
child is, per the Constitution itself, not a citizen.
And who is the genius that wrote this article? Leo Donofrio. One of the “top three eligibility law experts.”
roadtoad, are you honestly expecting us to take this article seriously? But, more importantly, and concerning, do you honestly believe
premise of this article?
edit on 27-5-2011 by aptness because: (no reason given)